TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis and several Florida health officials held a news conference Thursday to address recent concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
There has not been any confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Florida.
Anyone traveling from China to the United States must go through one of eleven airports -- none of which are in Florida. Those coming from China will have to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution.
Floridians have been considered as “low-risk” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Recently, the CDC recently confirmed the first case of the coronavirus of “unknown” origin in Califironia.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy provided Channel 9 with the following statement after DeSantis' news conference:
“Given the lack of information coming out of Tallahassee, I recently convened a roundtable with experts to provide our Central Florida community with accurate information about how to prepare and respond to the coronavirus. I was disappointed that at today’s briefing state officials failed to be forthcoming with the public about suspected cases in Florida. As a top tourist destination and home to many vulnerable seniors, Florida is uniquely at risk from the threat of this illness. In Congress, I’m working to ensure we have a robust federal response to this public health emergency and that Florida has the federal support needed to protect all of our residents.”
You can watch DeSantis’ news conference below:
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